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AISLS ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING AND RECEPTION, 28 OCTOBER 2017

The AISLS Annual General Meeting and Reception is being held in the Capital Ballroom B, Concourse Hotel, Madison, Wisconsin, at 6 PM on Saturday, October 28.  All persons interested in the academic study of Sri Lanka are welcome!

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CFP: 2017 SRI LANKA GRADUATE STUDENT CONFERENCE

The 2017 Sri Lanka Graduate Conference will be held on October 13-14 at Cornell University in Ithaca, New York. Hosted for the first time by Cornell’s South Asia Program, the conference is co-sponsored by the American Institute for Sri Lanka

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MESSAGE FROM AISLS PRESIDENT ON PASSING OF ISABELLE CLARK-DECÈS

It is with shock and sadness that I convey the news that Isabelle Clark-Decès, Professor of Anthropology at Princeton University and a member of the Board of Directors of the American Institute of Sri Lankan Studies, has died in an

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AISLS COLOMBO LIBRARY LAUNCHES NEW ONLINE CATALOGUE

The American Institute for Lankan Studies (Colombo) has announced the launch of its new online library catalogue.  Patrons will now be able to identify very easily the books held in our collection, and locate them on our shelves.  The catalog

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LECTURE BY GARRETT FIELD ON SINHALA SONG, POETRY AND POLITICS IN 20TH CENTURY SRI LANKA, AMERICAN CENTER, COLOMBO, 6 JULY 2017, 4 PM

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AISLS AGM AND RECEPTION, MADISON, SAT. OCT. 22, 2016, 7 PM

The AISLS Annual General Meeting and Reception will be held in the Capital Ballroom B, Concourse Hotel, Madison, Wisconsin, on Saturday, October 22, 2016, at 7:00 PM.  All with an academic interest in Sri Lanka are very welcome to attend.

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CFP: SRI LANKA GRADUATE STUDENT CONFERENCE, NOV. 4-5, 2016

The 2016 Sri Lanka Graduate Student Conference will be held on November 4th and 5th at the Center for South Asia at Stanford University. The conference is co-funded by the American Institute for Sri Lankan Studies and the Center for

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VAGISHA GUNASEKARA APPOINTED EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR OF THE AISLS COLOMBO CENTER

Vagisha Gunasekara begins her tenure as the Executive Director of the American Institute for Lankan Studies (the AISLS Colombo Centre) on October 3, 2016. Vagisha studies particular entanglements of gender and conflict in rapidly changing situations in the South Asia

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DENNIS McGILVRAY ELECTED AISLS PRESIDENT

Dennis McGilvray, Emeritus Professor of Anthropology at the University of Colorado at Boulder, has been elected AISLS President.  His term will run to October, 2016. McGilvray is the author of Crucible of Conflict: Tamil and Muslim Society on the East

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AISLS GRADUATE STUDENT WORKSHOP HOLDS SESSION ON THE LIFE AND WORK OF STANLEY TAMBIAH

The life of  the distinguished anthropologist Stanley Jeyaraja Tambiah (1929-2014) was celebrated in a session at the 5th AISLS graduate student workshop, which was held at Stanford University on November 7th, 2014.  AISLS would like to thank Charles Hallisey, Thomas

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